Faux leadership seeks to confuse us. To add complexity to prove their authority. True leadership brings simplicity to the truth. David Sherry I have been following David Sherry of Creative Caffeine around seven months now and there have been numerous quotes that I resonated with but none more than the one above. “True leadership brings… Read More
Leadership – such a broad yet nebulous subject. So much is written on the subject and I have contributed to that “fog” of information myself. So, many theories, so many lists, so many routes to so-called “success”and etc. (By the way – there are some really terrible definitions of success out there and “lots of… Read More
Probably like many of you, I have a simple video game on my iPad that I will sometimes go to for a time of simple distraction. It is fun, mildly challenging, and I have not become addicted to it. In playing this game, it has come to my mind that it is a simple illustration… Read More
Listen to the Chattahoochee Driftwood leadership podcast to hear a discussion with executive coach Scott McBride on the importance of emotional intelligence for a leader.
People are incredibly, and frustratingly unique and complex. As a good leader, we are not to to to stamp out that weirdness – that uniqueness – but to maximize it to make strong teams. “Well-roundedness is a misguided and futile objective when it comes to individual people; but when it comes to teams it’s an… Read More
Here is another way of thinking about leadership from someone I enjoy – Simon Sinek. “The leaders of great organizations do not see people as a commodity to be managed to grow money. They see the money as the commodity to be managed to help grow their people.” Simon Sinek in “Leaders Eat Last” “To… Read More
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An article on the Forbes website from January 2012 used the following quote from Jennifer Chatman, management professor at the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, “Jargon masks real meaning.” I hope that you will allow me some small liberties with this phrase. Jargon relates to words or phrases that are used within certain… Read More
“Simply put, employers can make decisions to improve people’s lives in fundamentally important ways. Or, alternatively, employers can, either intentionally or through ignorance and neglect, create workplaces that literally sicken and kill people.” (Pfeffer, 2018) This quote is one of the many that stopped me dead in my tracks. To realize that the quality of… Read More
He always had a smile playing around the corners of his mouth ready to burst into that full fledged humorous smile that made others around him smile in spite of themselves. He had a sparkle in his eyes and a jaunty spring to his step. He had a gift for seeing the humor in almost… Read More